Poland and Ukraine plan to start building a joint military medical center in two weeks. There, burns, wounds and injuries will be treated and psychological help will be provided.
Poland and Ukraine plan to start building a joint military medical center in two weeks. There, burns, wounds, and injuries will be treated, and psychological help will be provided. The project is planned for 5 years. In Warsaw, they realize that in the event of potential aggression, Poland may also face this, which is why, taking advantage of the Ukrainian experience, it wants to make changes to its doctrine.
There is a constant exchange of skills and knowledge between Ukrainian and Polish doctors. Both countries plan to jointly establish a military medical center. The project is planned for 5 years, said the director of the Warsaw Military Medical Institute, General Grzegorz Gelerak. Medical cooperation will consist in obtaining and analyzing data on the nature and scale of sanitary losses during the war in Ukraine. Particular emphasis will be placed on the treatment of burns.
And we will provide access to our knowledge and capabilities through the implementation of a number of research projects related to autonomous platforms for the evacuation of the wounded, methods and methods of treating various types of wounds on the battlefield - detailed Gelerak.
The general explained that this initiative is being considered at the Ministry of National Defense, and they expect to start implementing it within a few weeks.
Firstly, we want to treat wounded Ukrainian soldiers, especially in medical fields that are currently difficult for Ukrainian doctors. In parallel with the treatment of the army, we want to train the staff so that they become autonomous in this area - he noticed.
Gelerak added that in this way, Poland intends to radically change its approach to what medical care should look like during war.
The Polish general also added that, based on the experiences of Polish soldiers who were in Iraq and Afghanistan, doctors from his country will share their experience in the treatment of mental disorders, including post-traumatic disorders.
This practice is nothing new for Polish doctors, as they have been successfully treating similar mental disorders since 2014. Since 2014, about 10 groups of Ukrainian doctors have been trained in the field of counteracting PTSD at the Military Medical Institute in Warsaw. Trainings with the participation of Polish specialists were also held in Ukraine, in particular in Rivne.
Poland will use cooperation with Ukrainian doctors for its own purposes
In Warsaw, they realize that in the event of potential aggression, Poland may also face this, which is why, taking advantage of the Ukrainian experience, it wants to make changes to its doctrine.
Earlier, NATO announced that it wanted to open a logistics center in Rzeszów to repair Ukrainian equipment, and last year an evacuation center for Ukrainians who were sent to Europe for treatment began to operate in this city.